Abduction of a child by either of the parents

Sometimes a criminal lawyer defends a parent charged with abducting his or her own child.Section 282 of the Criminal Code of Canada provides that abduction of a child under fourteen by the father, the mother or the legal guardian of the child in contravention of a custody order constitutes a criminal offence liable to a maximum sentence of ten years imprisonment. The abduction is proven if the act was committed

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The charges of abduction laid against a client are dropped

A client of criminal lawyer Xavier Cormier had been charged with abduction in contravention of a custody order (Section 282 (1) a) Criminal Code of Canada). Mr. Cormier discussed the case with the Crown Prosecutor as well as with the plaintiff. The Prosecutor met with the plaintiff and finally told the Judge he did not have any evidence to submit in this case. The client was freed from the abduction

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